Caucasian Carpets Gallery

In the two years we’ve been in Tbilisi we’ve probably walked past Caucasian and Oriental Carpets Gallery down by Sioni Cathedral in Old Tbilisi no less than a hundred times. The inviting storefront always caught my attention. A rotating cast of carpets draped over the fence and laid out on the street to tempt any […]

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Tales from Packout 2020

Yesterday and today we (well, our excellent team of movers) packed up our little life in Tbilisi for our move home. This is now our fourth PCS/overseas move, and while some aspects get much easier – we have our air shipment down – other things stay the same level of weird and difficult. It’s always […]

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Let’s PCS While Pregnant in a Pandemic!

A month from now we will be a few days from my 31st birthday. We will be well into fall and pumpkin spice and apple season. We will be about four weeks away from baby girl’s arrival. We will also be back in Maryland. It’s hard to believe we are a few weeks away from […]

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Four-Day Western Georgia Road Trip

As Georgia is slowly reopening, I wanted to finally write about the trip Sean and I took with my parents in early March. They managed to sneak in and out of Georiga before the craziness with COVID-19 really kicked off for the entire world. While they were here, we embarked on a four-day driving trip […]

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Supposed To

I’m supposed to be in Chicago right now. I’m supposed to be halfway through our Annual Meeting. I’m supposed to be going home to Wisconsin in a few days to spend time with my friends and family and kick off summer. Sean and I were supposed to have the spring and summer here in Georiga […]

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Quarantine Thoughts

Today it has been 30 days since Georgia declared a State of Emergency. Since then I have left my house three times, made four loaves of bread, watched 15 Marvel movies (shoot me), and had at least 20 mental breakdowns. Today was the day the State of Emergency was supposed to end, but as the […]

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Blogging 101

It’s a poorly-kept secret that I have my little passion project in the form of this blog. I started in about five years ago when Sean and I left for our first post in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, and I’ve kept it running (fairly) consistently ever since. Occasionally, I get asked the very difficult to answer question: […]

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State of Emergency

This past weekend, Georgia declared a state of national emergency until April 21. Honestly, this didn’t come as much of a surprise to any of us. Georgia has been very proactive to stop the spread of COVID-19, and while declaring a state of emergency might seem a bit drastic, I can’t say it bothers me. […]

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Life in the Times of COVID-19

Have you guys heard? There’s a pandemic going on and its name is COVID-19. Of course, you know that. Every company you’ve ever given your address to is sending out “Our Response to COVID-19” emails just about every day. I’m so glad to know cupcake shops, clothing stores, and sports teams are handling the virus. […]

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Bevreti Hike

One thing Sean and I love to do, but don’t do nearly enough, is hiking. I’m not sure exactly why we are bad at practicing one of our favorite pastimes – perhaps we are inherently lazy, or maybe it’s sheer exhaustion from a long week of work – but this past weekend after a rather […]

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